Atrophaneura latreillei (Rose Windmill)
Atrophaneura latreillei, also called Rose Windmill is a
Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Atrophaneura latreillei (Rose Windmill) (male above / female below). Atrophaneura latreillei is a member of the
The fore wings are black. The veins partly bordered by brown colour.
The underside of Atrophaneura latreillei is very similar to the upside. The basic colour is dark-brown. The veins are black.
The hind wings of Atrophaneura latreillei are dark-brown or black and they have tails. The tail has a red spot. The edge is wavy. The veins are black. At the edge there is a chain of red spots. There is a white area on the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But the basic colour is brown.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head and some parts of the underside of thorax and abdomen are red.
Sex differences: None.
Atrophaneura latreillei is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from India until China and Myanmar.
- Aristolochia griffithii
The first description of this butterfly was in 1826 by Donovan. There are two subspecies.
Here you can see the subspecies Atrophaneura latreillei genestieri (male above / female below).
Here you can see the subspecies Atrophaneura latreillei kabrua (male above / female below).
Here you can see some macro photos of Atrophaneura latreillei.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-No entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-No entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-No entry- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Atrophaneura polla de Nicéville 1897 (De Niceville's Windmill)
Atrophaneura latreillei Donovan 1826
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamily: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Genus: ATROPHANEURA
- Specific name: LATREILLEI